So here is a story on Webware about a mashup between yourminis and digg - the result of which is a number of new ways to visually represent the stories on digg. This is a cool use of the netvibes platform and demonstrates a degree of flexibility in webtops that I love. It also has me thinking about twittervision and flickrvision and how all of these are presenting some amazing data visualizations.
Add to this mix items like Google adding Street View, Swivel adding a map display capability to its awesome charting functionality, MSFT cranking 3D map views into your browser, and suddenly the Web is looking much more visual than ever before.
...just thinking but what kind of data would be helpful to designers, developers or learners if it were made available in a more visual form?